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9 Jan 2019

5 Signs of Dehydration in Seniors

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Did you know that seniors are among the most at risk when it comes to dehydration? Medications, decreased thirst, reduced kidney function, and chronic illness are all typical reasons why the elderly can become dehydrated quickly. Due to this fact, it’s important to watch for the tell-tale signs that can point out the issue early and help avoid problems like infections, pneumonia, and even death in extreme cases. Here are some of the more common dehydration symptoms you should always look out for. Absent Urine If your loved one has complained about having low urine output or difficulty passing urine,…

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20 Dec 2018

The Most Common Traits in Great PSWs

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If you’re looking to hire a Personal Support Worker for you or a loved one, it’s important to take the time to find the right person — someone who is trained for the role and who also has the right temperament to be patient and understanding. To help you hire the perfect fit, look for a person with these common traits found in Great PSWs. Adaptable A PSW that can easily adapt to new obstacles and challenges is one you want on your side. Having a focused caregiver who can think on their feet and solve problems easily can help…

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12 Dec 2018

5 Options for Long-Term Senior Care

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Do you have an ageing or ill loved one who requires long-term care? If you’re not sure what your options are, we can help. Here are the five options for long-term senior care for you to consider. Home Care Being in a familiar environment can enhance the quality of life for your loved one, which is why it’s the option that most people prefer. Not only will they get individualized attention, but this can also preserve their dignity and make them feel more at ease and safe. Having the comforts of their own home can help support their healing process…

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28 Nov 2018

How to Identify Caregiver Burnout

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  Being a caregiver can be a rewarding role, but it can also come with many challenges and stressors to deal with. And if the telltale symptoms of caregiver stress are not addressed early, it can lead to a slew of problems like outbursts of anger and complete burnout. So how do you know if you’re experiencing caregiver burnout? Here’s what to look out for and what you can do to get help. Depression Do you feel constantly exhausted and withdrawn from your regular life? The stress of caregiver support can lead to depression which can eventually impact your relationships…

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13 Aug 2018

Hiring a Nursing Home vs. a Private Caregiver

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It’s painful to watch the physical and mental health of your loved one deteriorate as they age. You may also worry that mom or dad will feel isolated as you juggle the demands of your own life. That’s why caregivers are hugely beneficial in caring for seniors. Caregivers have the expertise to provide assistance in a number of areas including feeding, bathing and providing physical activity.   But what’s the best way to find quality senior care? Should you seek out a nursing agency or find a private caregiver on your own? Let’s explore both options to see which is best for you and your loved one: What is a nursing agency? A nursing agency provides nurses and healthcare assistants to seniors that require medical support Nursing agencies can help you determine the level of care your loved one will require. Agencies provide tailored services for seniors with various illnesses…

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